In baptism we come to Christ. And there with Him we become spiritually alive as God’s People called to share in His mission to proclaim God’s glorious presence and works among us. The key to understanding Baptism, the first of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), and indeed all of the sacraments, is found in the simple word: "Christ in us and we in Him." Through baptism (and the subsequent gift of faith) we are called, from the darkness of not knowing God to the marvelous light of dwelling with and in Him. At the font of baptism, we are reborn and become new creations, clothed with a Christian dignity and called to witness, in word and example, to the Gospel of Life.
Classes are ordinarily offered once a month. To attend you must sign-up by calling the Church Office at 452-4136 ext. 2. At the class the necessity and importance of baptism are explained since this Sacrament initiates our entrance into the Church. Obligations and duties of parents and godparents are also covered.
The Church recommends an infant be baptized soon after birth. Older children who have reached the age of reason need to be instructed in the basics of the Faith through religious education classes before being baptized.
Baptisms take place on the first and third Sundays of the month at 12 (noon), following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Parents are required to attend the class; godparents are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please call the Church Office.